The Gentlemen of Secret Solstice- Keli from Agent Fresco
It´s that time of year again. The midnight sun is constantly shining and that means we´re ready for Secret Solstice. Bast met up with Keli, with the good hair, which is the amazing drummer from Agent Fresco. Catching this band live is a once in a lifetime experience since you´ll be up somewhere on the clouds for the rest of the day. Their powerful melodies and extreme performance is an essential part of Secret Solstice. So Keli lets do the Secret Solstice talk……
What are the highs and the lows of being a musician from Iceland? Icelandic culture is very rich of music. We have a high number of bands per capita and the atmosphere is always friendly; musicians help each other. The trouble comes once you start playing overseas. Performing in another country is ridiculously expensive since we live on an island and obviously have to travel by plane.
Your biggest influencer in music when growing up? The first album I ever bought was Wu-Tang Forever. Later, my sister got me Nirvana’s Nevermind and Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled album. Those really influenced my early years. So, my biggest influencer in music is probably my older sister.
Your favourite Icelandic band/musician and tell me why? Right now I’d have to say Hatari. They’re an extremely intense electro project. They hate social media so don’t even bother looking them up. You just have to catch them live.
One amazing advice you can give to young musicians? Play more live shows!
Any performances you are not going to miss at Secret Solstice this year? I’m very excited about seeing Big Sean. I also don’t want to miss Young MA and Princess Nokia. But the highlight, for me, will definitely be Anderson .Paak.
Any advice for the Secret Solstice goers? Try to see as much as you can but don’t forget to check out the festival area. There’s a lot more than music going on.
Catch Keli performing live with Agent Fresco and Emmsjé Gauti!
Secret Solstice is over the weekend 15th-18th of June. Make sure to get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-solstice-2017-tickets-29849058337#tickets
Pictures by Óli Magg for Bast Magazine: https://www.olimagg.com/